On April 13, 2022, a meeting on the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation was held under the chairmanship of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The President's report identifies ecology and the environment as one of the most important areas, which should be developed "in close connection with the tasks of preserving biodiversity and Arctic ecosystems, as well as with long-term work to address the challenges of the climate agenda."
Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Kozlov, revealing the prospect of hydrometeorological research in the Arctic, spoke about the creation by Roshydromet of an instrumental observation network based on marine drifting buoys manufactured in Sevastopol by Marlin-Yug, an industrial partner of SevSU within the framework of the REC "Moreagrobiotech".
This year, 42 buoys are to be launched to work together with the North Pole ice self-propelled platform being put into operation.
"The network being created is the primary link in the end-to-end measurement and information channel "buoy-user". The channel's task is to deliver information about the variability of environmental parameters in the Arctic region to any point of the Earth in real time without loss and distortion," said Sergey Motyzhev, Chief Researcher of the Marine Observation Systems Research Laboratory, Doctor of Technical Sciences.
Scientific and technological development of the channel is carried out by the research laboratory "Marine Observation Systems" of SevSU.
"At the end point of the channel, the incoming information will be used for numerical modeling in order to develop predictive scenario assessments of the state of the marine Arctic environment with different lead times, which in itself is a rather complex scientific problem," explained Sergey Motyzhev.
To solve it this year, SevSU, together with AANII, MSU, and IVM, submitted an application to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for a major scientific project on the topic "The Marine Arctic in a changing climate: diagnosis and forecast", the implementation of which will provide a holistic picture of the modern hydrometeorological regime of the marine Arctic and lay the foundation for a numerical forecast of its variability..
Images provided by Marlin-Yug LLC. Ice-resistant platform "North Pole" (https://www.aari.ru/projects/lsp )